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Fortissimo, Maximum pact for films

Distribution deal is for six pics

HONG KONG – Overseas sales company Fortissimo Films and Canadian distribber Maximum Film Distribution unveiled a six picture distribution deal on Tuesday.

In addition to the previously announced acquisition of “Disgrace,” Maximum took Canadian rights to Toronto festival titles “Tokyo Sonata,” “$9.99,” “Country Wedding,” “Laila’s Birthday,” “Serbis” and “Native Dancer.”

Maximum has been on a buying streak at this year’s Toronto fest, having also taken local rights to six pictures repped by Cinetic Media (Daily Variety, Sept 10.)

Fortissimo previously licensed Cannes competition film “Serbis” to Regent Releasing for North America.

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